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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia: To have symptoms, hemoglobin should decrease which happens after ferritin has decreased. Some of the symptoms are fatigue, difficulty breathing, ringi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Iron stores: Serum ferritin levels reflect body stores of iron. Normal levels men 30-400, women 15-200.
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Meassure iron stores: It measures iron stores in the body.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not immediately: Low ferritin reflects low body stores of iron and may be accompanied by anemia. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor to ascertai ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Iron deficiency: Ferritin is the 'storage' form or 'warehouse' of iron. If you have been told your ferritin is low, it is probably because either A) you are not eating ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Low body iron: Your ferritin level is low and indicates a lack of iron in your body which leads to iron deficiency anemia. This suggests that you have lost blood for ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes that is: A low level. Generally a low ferritin is due to poor iron stores, and the most likely cause is blood loss -- usually chronic in nature.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: Ferritin level of 1.0 is abnormally low and indicates iron deficiency. Please consult your doctor to determine the cause and proper treatment. See thi ... Read More
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subir Mitra
23 years experience Pediatrics
Inflammation: It is a nonspecific lab value reflecting an inflammatory process. You appear to have some inflammatory process.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
That is: Quite low. This would be seen with iron deficiency.
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